College Board, a national nonprofit educational organization, is conducting a search for paid graduate-level Public Policy Fellows. The College Board’s Global Policy & External Relations division has two remote-only openings.
- Fellowship title: Summer Public Policy Fellowship
- Fellowship timing: Early June 2021 – Mid-August 2021
- Hours per week: 30-40
- Location: Remote
- This is an hourly paid fellowship
Are you committed to clearing a path for students to own their future? Driven by a single goal, the College Board seeks to ensure that every student has the opportunity to prepare for, enroll in, and graduate from college — particularly, low-income and underrepresented students, as well as students who are the first in their families to attend college.
Do you want to work with a team of high-performing national education policy experts dedicated to tackling America’s growing educational opportunity gap? If so, the College Board’s Public Policy Fellowship will allow you to learn from and contribute to the College Board’s ongoing efforts to deliver the educational opportunities to all students.
About the role
The Policy Fellows will gain real-world experience in a fast-paced environment for a Policy Team that works closely with colleagues across the College Board, including those who specialize in K-12 and higher education, research, and government relations. The fellows play a critical role in assisting the Policy Team in researching, generating, and advancing policy ideas that clear a path for all students to own their future. The fellows will focus on K-12 and/or postsecondary issues.
Responsibilities of the role
The primary responsibility of the fellows will be to support the Policy Team, by:
- Collaborating with national experts in education policy to develop research and advocacy ideas and/or policy recommendations.
- Conducting literature reviews and policy scans on issues related to K-12 education, college readiness, access, and success.
- Developing an independent culminating project focused on advancing opportunity for underrepresented students — including low-income students, students of color, and students who are the first in their families with a chance to graduate from college.
- Attending and summarizing education-related meetings and Congressional hearings on behalf of College Board.
- Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to inform policy analysis, policy development, and advocacy.
- Developing compelling evidence-based advocacy materials to support the College Board’s advocacy efforts.
Qualification and preferred skills needed for the role
- Applicant should fit into one of the following categories:
- Currently enrolled (or accepted) in a master’s or doctoral-level program in public policy, education policy, or related discipline; or
- A recent graduate of an undergraduate program exploring public policy or education policy graduate programs
- General knowledge of K-12 and/or higher education issues from a local, state or national level
- Demonstrated experience in examining educational challenges faced by underrepresented students
- Strong analytical and/or research skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills